08/09/09 186 W, 1 I - + 17 - 8 Fire Station Slide


Would you believe a fire station inside a water tower, and with a two-story slide instead of a pole? That's what this Cincinnati Enquirer article from 2002 says, which was found by Mr. Blogger while searching for pictures of station slides. We've been talking about poles and slides in another thread. The below slide is in Dublin, Ohio, inside Station 95.

The slide was added instead of a pole due to the "abnormally tall vehicle storage bay." And why is bay so tall? Because the fire station is inside of a water tower (!), and with a mere million or two gallons of water above the heads of sleeping firefighters. Bet that visit children prefer that station to any other. That is, if they're allowed to ride the slide.

As for fire station slides in general, Google isn't finding any other photos. Readers, feel free to post your examples. In the other thread, a reader informs that Wilson stations 3 and 5 were built with slides. Are slides used elsewhere in North Carolina? Inquiring minds want to know.
  


Jester Jones Schifer Architects LTD photo




That’s awesome…
Silver - 08/09/09 - 10:42

Picture of a station slide don’t know where.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/navratil/26..
stretch - 08/09/09 - 16:08

The slide has a multi shute attachment selector which allows firefighters to be deposited in their specific riding position on the apparatus. It has resulted in cutting station response time in half.
Kleetis MacAnurney - 08/10/09 - 22:16

Now that’s funny…I assume that option is extra $$$???
Silver - 08/10/09 - 23:01

Just remember, it’s all about chute time… :)
Mike - 08/11/09 - 08:55

Yes Silver … the adapter is an ‘add on’, but many feel that it is a priceless addition. You haven’t really lived in the fire service until you see a house turning out on a signal 2-12 full box alarm structural alert … It’s amazing to watch as the personnel are ‘shot’ out of their respective tubes each landing in their NFPA / OSHA approved positions on their assigned wagons … truly a thing of beauty!
Kleetis MacAnurney (Email) - 08/12/09 - 19:31

Mike,

Article about fire poles has hidden link in comments about slides on Firegeezer.com.
Link to comments http://www.firegeezer.com/2009/08/18/res..

Link to slides article http://www.firecritic.com/2009/08/fire-p..

Stretch
Stretch - 08/19/09 - 08:19



  
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